Tuesday, May 22, 2012


  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scotty has finally been beamed up. The ashes of the actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the 1960s television series Star Trek, were launched to space this morning (May 22) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Billionaire Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of SpaceX, sent his Falcon 9 rocket into space early Tuesday morning with an unmanned Dragon capsule after an original mission was aborted over the weekend. How's he feeling? Extremely relieved.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • It's officially a stellar week for Elon Musk, the billionaire engineer behind SpaceX, the company that made history Tuesday launching the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.
  • (CNN (blog))
  • So much for our secret launch, Charles Chafer, CEO of Celestis parent company, Space Services Inc., wrote on his Facebook page Sunday (May 20). However, the payload was apparently secret enough to fool SpaceX founder and chief designer Elon Musk.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • After several months of delays and an aborted launch, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX on Tuesday sent its Dragon space capsule into orbit on a historic mission to resupply the International Space Station. At 12:44 a.m.
  • (San Jose Mercury News)
  • Three days after a last-second launch abort, a commercially developed rocket and cargo ship blasted off on NASAs first commercial flight to the International Space Station. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.
  • (CNET News)
  • California private company Space Exploration Technologies, a.k.a. SpaceX, successfully launched its own Falcon 9 rocket with an unmanned Dragon spacecraft attached at 3:44 this morning, the company said.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • The successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday from Cape Canaveral may not have been a giant leap for mankind.
  • (St. Petersburg Times)
  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (KABC) -- For the first time ever, a private company has launched a rocket to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off early Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
  • (Abc Local Web)

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